We previously reported on a study that involved both the United States and the U.K. that stated that half of those surveyed in both regions believed in ghosts and the paranormal.
Recently a similar analysis has arisen that focuses on British people that identify as part of the Christian religion and the results while not too shocking do show a change in the belief systems in the Western world.
The analysis was published on YouGov on March 26th and focused on YouGov profiles of twelve-thousand users who identify with the Christian religion and a control group of Thirty-nine-thousand British subjects to represent the overall population.
Results are rather interesting as there seems to be in the data a definite push away from traditional religion as well as showing a sample of how the British feel about ghosts and other paranormal activity, in relation to one of the largest Western faiths.
*Update at bottom of post, the pic used has been debunked, which does not bode well for this whole story, plus honestly from the get go it has not been published by any other ‘major’ source online.*
What image pops up in your head when you think of Satan, the lord of darkness, master of fear and deception?
Horns, red skin, tail and a goatee?
What about what looks like the illegitimate love child of Marilyn Manson and Vampira with too much eye make up?
According to one Ashton Black of Tampa, Florida, he is now Satan and we all have till August, 24th, 2015 to accept him as our master or we all die.
All because he encountered the man himself when he walked into a pay day loan store.
You can’t make stuff like this up, read on if you want to live…
Recently we published an article on the dark side of exorcism. However, this story takes the pitfalls of possession cases in a slightly different direction.
Rachel Armstrong, a thirty-seven year old nurse, beat her ninety-two year old grandmother Angela Armstrong right before bed, due to Angela being possessed by the devil.
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The dark side of exorcism? How can it get any darker?
The topics of possession exorcism are inherently deeply complex, controversial, and interpreted by hundreds of cultures and religions at different and varying levels of belief and understanding. Volumes have been written about the subject throughout the centuries, from the religious to the historic, from the scientific to the sensational. The realm of possession and exorcism has been seriously approached and studied by theologians, psychiatrists, scientists, historians and scholars, writers and filmmakers, all with different interpretations about the phenomena, its validity, and meanings. What, if any, are the conclusions?
You could also say that at times people have used the unexplained as an alibi, such as when Ronald DeFeo of Amityville fame claimed he was given the murder weapon by a dark mysterious figure and heard voices or our recent report on a wife beater who tried to blame er bruises on a ghostly visitor, excusing him of doing any wrong.
That certainly seems the case with another recent report where a Florida teen blamed his attempted rape charge on the Devil himself.